The cost benefits of hyper-converged data centers in a small business environment

Data storage and virtualisation have become an increasingly important topic in IT departments across industries. How can you manage an increasingly expansive data environment while still allowing for scalability and efficiency improvements in the long term? The answer increasingly is hyper-convergence. By combining your storage, virtualisation, and networking techniques within a single data centre, you...

SaaS security: how to minimise risk in the cloud

Public cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) applications are becoming increasingly popular in organisations of all sizes. But while SaaS applications offer efficiency, cost savings, and enhanced collaboration, they also present a number of security challenges. Intel has developed a series of best-practice protocols designed to enhance security, privacy, and legal compliance when using cloud-based...

Software to the switch: Redefining data centre networking

Written by: William Scull Networking is catching up with the rest of data centre technology. Lenovo’s innovative Cloud Network Operating System (CNOS), based on open standards, simplifies programmability, hypervisor control and automation tools integration – all from a single, easily managed point of control. As with servers and storage, control of data centre network hardware...